James L. Capra is the CEO and Founder of The Front Line Leadership Group, a leadership training and development firm based in Argyle, Texas. He is the author of two leadership books and a children’s book.
James or Jimmy, as he is known by his friends and colleagues, retired after nearly three decades with the Drug Enforcement Administration. Prior to his retirement from DEA, James served as the Chief of Global Operations responsible for 227 domestic offices and 86 foreign offices in 67 countries. Throughout his tenure as a government executive, James was a highly sought after speaker throughout federal, state and local governmental agencies on national security issues as well as contemporary leadership challenges and practices.
Prior to his DEA career, James served in the US Navy, US Navy Reserves, Air National Guard and as Military Intelligence Officer. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Marist College and a Masters of Education from Seton Hall University. James has been married to his wife Shelly for over 34 years and they are the proud parents of six children, most whom have followed in their father’s footsteps and taken up lives as public servants.
Since 2002, James has delivered keynote speeches and world-class leadership training in numerous venues throughout the United States and in selected international regions. He has been called on to speak on national security issues involving international drug trafficking organizations, drug/terror groups, pharmaceutical diversion, and drug legalization issues just to name a few. In addition, James is a recognized expert on leadership and organizational management and has spoken on a wide variety of leadership issues around the United States.